Melanoma simulating seborrheic keratosis: A major dermoscopy pitfall

Argenziano, Guiseppe, Rossiello, Luigi, Scalvenzi, Massimiliano, Staibano, Stefania, Ruocco, Eleonora, Cicale, Lorenza and Soyer, H. Peter (2003) Melanoma simulating seborrheic keratosis: A major dermoscopy pitfall. Archives of Dermatology, 139 3: 389-391. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.3.389-a

Author Argenziano, Guiseppe
Rossiello, Luigi
Scalvenzi, Massimiliano
Staibano, Stefania
Ruocco, Eleonora
Cicale, Lorenza
Soyer, H. Peter
Title Melanoma simulating seborrheic keratosis: A major dermoscopy pitfall
Journal name Archives of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-987X
Publication date 2003-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1001/archderm.139.3.389-a
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 139
Issue 3
Start page 389
End page 391
Total pages 3
Place of publication Chicago Ill., U.S.A.
Publisher American Medical Association
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Dermoscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that improves the diagnostic accuracy of pigmented skin lesions. It permits to differentiate melanoma from seborrheic keratosis by detecting the presence of specific dermoscopic features, eg, atypical pigment network and blue-white veil in melanoma, and comedolike openings and milialike cysts in seborrheic keratosis, to name but a few differential diagnostic criteria. We report the dermoscopic-pathologic correlations of a melanoma in situ simulating a seborrheic keratosis on clinical and dermoscopic examinations.
Keyword Dermoscopy
Seborrheic keratosis
Seborrheic verruca
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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